"Counting Up Your Bones" as written by and Nina Nastasia....
My bones fall in
My bones fall out

You're cool as silk
Beside my heart

Your bones glide in
A silent tear that mingles marrow when you disappear

A dance we weave beneath our skin
I keep you in me where the breath had been

I can hear them laugh and call me minnow
Carrying on, coughing on my bones

But I'm counting up your bones
I'm counting up your bones

Inside of me
Inside of me
Inside of me
Inside of me

Your bones fall in
Your bones fall out

I'm cool as silk
Beside your heart

A dance we weave beneath our skin
I keep you in me where the breath had been

Why's a minnow washing out the linen
Tumbling and left out to dry alone

I'm counting up your bones


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"Counting Up Your Bones" as written by Nina Nastasia

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    My InterpretationThis song seems to be about loss, and the damage it causes. Bones silently gliding in and out sounds to me like a continual reflection on what was once had. The focus on bones implies to me a death, though it could be loss of any kind. "A dance within" being the process by which we keep thoughts and memories inside, even when it hurts. Very little warmth remains, which explains the "cool as silk" lines. All that is left is bones, to be worried over forever.
    emptyshoggothon March 16, 2014   Link
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    General Commentoh my goodness. i wish i knew what this song meant.
    dottedon October 23, 2011   Link

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